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Ridge Meadows Recycling's August, 2017 newsletter
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Can't believe fall - and GETI Fest, BC Goes WildRivers Day, the Brush Chipping Program, Celebrate the Night, and Golden Harvest - are just around the corner!

In this edition of the
Recycling Report,
we also look back on a great
summer - plus here are some tips to green up your
BACK TO SCHOOL!
REMINDER!!
There will be NO RECYCLING PICKUP on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 due to the Labour Day stat holiday. Regular pickup will continue on Monday, September 11

If you have lots of recycling before then, please bring it to the Depot! Open 7 days a week, including Labour Day! www.rmrecycling.org 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Hope to see you there!!

The 7th Annual GETI Fest is coming to Maple Ridge's Memorial Peace Park, on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

This year's theme is "Sustainable Community" and will highlight groups, organizations, and individuals that are involved in making our community a better place to live, work, and play. We will focus on the pillars of Sustainability; Healthy environment, Food security, Local economy, Social collaboration, and Health and wellbeing.

September 16 & 17, 2017
This is the weekend that WildSafeBC encourages people to safely enjoy wildlife in the wilds. It is our hope that by emphasizing the fact the wildlife should be in the wilds - and not in our urban areas, that people will help us meet our goal of "keeping wildlife wild and communities safe."
https://wildsafebc.com/bc-goes-wild-weekend/

Summer Challenge:
PLASTIC FREE JULY!


Inspired by the Australian initiative, Plastic Free July, our summer students, Sara and Erica, challenged themselves to go single-use plastic-free for the entire month of July! 

Check out how it went and what items were most difficult to avoid: 
Want to try the Plastic Free September (October, November, etc...) Challenge? Find out more at http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/ 
#bagsinbags

Our "Bags in Bags" summer campaign has made a big difference to our Sorters at the Depot! 

Thank you for grouping all your soft plastic bags & film together to make it easier to separate!
Apartment Recycling Survey and PRIZE DRAW!
Congratulations to Dorothy and Annette, gift-card winners in our Apartment Customer Satisfaction Recycling survey draw! Thank you everyone who gave us great feedback on our apartment recycling program - you are helping us continue to deliver great services to residents!
Maple Ridge has some great residents and some fabulous summer events!! We loved chatting and playing recycling games with everyone who stopped by to visit us at the following events:
Indigenous Day
Multiculturalism Day
Canada Day
Summer Recycling Depot Tours
Bard on the Bandstand
Country Fest
Caribbean Festival
and the Haney Farmers Market at Brookfield Farm!

We had a wonderful summer and we hope you did, too!
Still Available!

To order your Bear-Resistant Bin,
Solar Cone, Composter,
or Rain Barrel, click on the links,
visit www.rmrecycling.org,
phone our office at 604-463-5545,
or visit the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot at 10092 - 236th Street.
 
Thanks for working to keep your backyard green!

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is a community-based, non-profit organization, advocating zero waste, operating responsible waste reduction services and providing environmental education.
We employ people with developmental disabilities assisting their integration into the community.

Vision: A waste free, socially responsible community

www.rmrecycling.org

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